Crime

  Family identifies 14-year-old killed in Plaquemine shooting

  APSO arrests Lafayette man on contractor fraud

  Woman arrested in connection with arson investigation

Baton Rouge rapper caught filming music video inside fire station without permission

BRPD responds to shooting on North Street

  Gov. Edwards, LSP tight-lipped on mansion security breach

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Woman pleads guilty to 4th DWI, sentenced to prison

  CAPTURED: Man allegedly stole 3k pounds of metal from business

6 healthcare employees attacked by mental health patients

Former deputy arrested, accused of beating an inmate

Man found shot in Waffle House parking lot

  WANTED: Man accused of stealing wallet at Denham Springs gas station, draining victim’s bank account

  WANTED: Man accused of kidnapping female, stealing from her in Baton Rouge

Detectives are looking for a man connected to a robbery and kidnapping of a female in Baton Rouge.

Man found asleep on couch in Governor’s Mansion arrested

Louisiana State Police has disclosed they arrested a man last week accused of trespassing at the Governor’s Mansion and damaging property.

Company bills Medicaid over $100k for services employees didn’t, weren’t authorized to provide

The Louisiana Department of Health may have a legal battle on its hands if it wants thousands of dollars improperly billed to Medicaid back.

  St. Bernard Parish man pleads guilty to killing ex-wife with ax

A St. Bernard Parish man accused of killing his ex-wife with a hatchet pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

First appeal filed tied to EBR flawed jury selection process

  Teen crashes stolen truck through New Orleans East McDonald’s

  4 arrested for dog fighting in Assumption Parish

Suspects throw rock through glass door of La. store, steal $4,000 worth of cigarettes

  Police investigating Easter morning shooting

  LSP seeking information on motorcycle crash that killed EBRSO deputy

  Port Allen man killed in crash on Easter in West Baton Rouge Parish

A deadly crash investigation is underway in West Baton Rouge Parish Sunday evening.

  One person seriously injured after being struck by vehicle

Officials say one person suffered very serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in the area of Scenic Highway near Monroe Avenue.

  Man arrested in connection with alleged 2016 rape

Investigators booked Junior Wright, 37, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for first-degree rape on Saturday, April 20, 2019, after a woman made claims he raped her while driving to a high school football game in 2016.

Man accused of beating 65-year-old during home invasion arrested Friday after incident at hotel

The search for the suspect accused of brutally beating a 65-year-old man during a home invasion ended Friday night when police arrested Thomas Conley, 28.

  How to safely donate to Notre Dame fundraisers, avoid scammers

Donations are more likely to be tax-deductible for donors from the U.S. and Canada if they ‘wait to donate’ through a charity based in their own country rather than contribute through another individual, a crowdfunding site, or a foreign entity.

Man arrested after attempting to strike interracial couple with vehicle

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man has been arrested and booked with a hate crime after he attempted to strike an interracial couple with his truck Tuesday.

  Glitch in jury selection halts East Baton Rouge Parish trials until at least June

Now that the jury selection for Grover Cannon’s trial is starting over, many other court cases in East Baton Rouge Parish could be put on hold.

Suspect named in New Orleans East fatal shooting that left woman dead

Investigators named Alfred Simmons, 43, as a suspect in the case. He is wanted for second-degree murder. Simmons was last seen driving a black vehicle.

ARRESTED: 3 accused of creating and placing fake bombs at Louisiana schools, business

Two men and a woman were arrested and accused of creating and planting imitation explosive devices at two north Louisiana schools and one at a business.

Police investigating shooting death of 13-year-old Natalbany boy

One man has been arrested so far, but officials say more arrests might be forthcoming.

One critically injured in shooting at Meadowbrook Apartments

Police responded to a shooting on E Brookstown Drive Thursday night.

  3 arrested after reportedly stealing nearly $150k worth of tools from Home Depot stores across the country

Three men have been arrested after the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says they stole at least $140,000 worth of tools from various Home Depot locations.

  Juveniles account for majority of human trafficking victims in La. in 2018

Juveniles accounted for 428 of the overall 744 confirmed victims of human trafficking reported in Louisiana in 2018. Forty-two of those victims were age 12 or younger.

Court orders Cannon jury selection to restart

The Louisiana Supreme Court has put a stop to jury selection in the Grover Cannon murder trial.

Police stop Florida man with over 50 pounds of cocaine near Port Allen

A traffic stop near Port Allen turned into a big cocaine bust.

One dead in Lewis Street shooting

A 20-year-old man was shot by an unknown person, who fled on foot.

  Baton Rouge man sentenced to federal prison after threatening to kill president

A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to federal prison after making threats against President Donald Trump.

APSO looking for two men who reportedly robbed Check Into Cash in Donaldsonville

The Violent Crimes Unit with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two men who reportedly robbed the Check Into Cash on Highway 3089 in Donaldsonville.

Request to restart jury selection in Cannon trial denied

He is accused of killing Shreveport police Officer Thomas LaValley in 2015

Four deputies injured in fight at Tangipahoa jail; investigation underway

Officials are investigating a fight that place at the Tangipahoa Parish jail Tuesday night.

  Family pushes for body cams following deadly officer-involved shooting in Clinton

The family of Myron Flowers is horrified after finding out their loved one was shot multiple times at the hands of two law enforcement officers Friday, April 12 in East Feliciana Parish.

  IN CUSTODY: Baton Rouge teacher accused of molesting two students

Authorities have arrested a teacher in Baton Rouge accused of molesting and choking two students at a private school.

La. man arrested on 100 counts of first-degree rape

According to initial reports, Fountain allegedly committed the sexually-based crimes on juveniles in several locations where he lived in Pineville.

La. man sentenced to life in prison in connection with killing of soldier

Tobias Williams will spend the rest of his life behind bars in connection to the 2016 death of Fort Polk Capt. Jonathan Ellis.

Court upholds conviction of child molester’s killer

A Walker man's conviction and sentence in the 2015 killing of his girlfriend's convicted molester have been upheld by Louisiana's Supreme Court

  Man injured in deputy-involved shooting in parking lot of dentist’s office

Law enforcement officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a deputy-involved shooting on Jones Creek Road in Baton Rouge Monday night.

  Police release new details in deadly E. Feliciana officer-involved shooting

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a law enforcement-involved shooting Friday night. The suspect is reportedly dead.

  Attempt to suppress Lozada’s murder confession shot down

A motion to suppress Oscar Lozada’s confession about the disappearance of his wife were shot down by state District Judge Bruce Bennett Monday, April 15.

Sheriff: Missing Washington Parish siblings last seen walking near prison

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal is asking for the public’s help in locating two missing siblings who were last seen Thursday.

  Three men arrested after security guard killed at Peyton’s Lounge

Three men have been arrested after a security guard was killed and another was injured early Saturday morning at a Baton Rouge nightclub.

  Hate crime charges added against man accused of burning three black churches in Louisiana

Holden Matthews now faces three hate crimes charges - one for each blaze.

Man accused of shooting at, kidnapping woman after argument

Tyler Armstead, 24, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Sunday, April 14 on a slew of charges after he reportedly shot a gun and threatened a woman into leaving the scene with him in a vehicle after an argument

  Shooting reported near Florida Boulevard

First responders were called to investigate reports of a shooting near Florida Boulevard Sunday, April 14.

Man charged after DNA links him to 2018 shooting at Teakwood Apartment Complex

Barry Richardson, 22, was arrested after DNA analysis linked him to a shooting at the Teakwood Apartment Complex on Gardere Lane in September of 2018.

Woman arrested after alleged argument over ‘damaged vehicle and owed money’ leads to shots fired

Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office charged Crystal Mathes with attempted 2nd-degree murder and possession.

Man arrested after story about shooting doesn’t add up; police believe he did it

A man is in custody after his story surrounding a shooting on Saturday, April 13, fell apart.

NOPD: Man stabbed inside French Quarter hotel

A 57-year-old man was stabbed inside a hotel room at the Hilton Riverside Saturday morning (April 13), according to a preliminary NOPD report.

  Body found in East Feliciana Parish

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office says a body was found in the 19000 block of Hwy. 10 east of Clinton.

Former officer arrested for animal sex abuse now charged with 31 counts of child porn

Terry Yetman, of Bossier City, was taken into custody Friday, April 12 in Webster Parish.

One person injured in shooting on Cristy Drive

Emergency crews were called around 2:30 p.m. to investigate reports of the shooting on Cristy Drive near Florida Boulevard.

  State Police clear West Baton Rouge Sheriff in criminal probe

Louisiana State Police have concluded no probable cause exists to criminally charge West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes after the WAFB 9NEWS Investigators discovered both an inmate performing work at his home and the sheriff using a parish-owned van for his personal use.

Lafayette Diocese names clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse

The Diocese of Lafayette released a list of accused clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse on Friday, April 12, weeks after several dioceses in Louisiana named accused clergy members.

Man arrested in connection to construction site thefts in Erwinville area

West Baton Rouge Parish authorities said a suspect has been arrested in connection to thefts at a construction site in the Erwinville area.

Woman beats man with his prosthetic leg when he wants to break up

A Marrero woman used her ex-boyfriend’s prosthetic leg to beat him up after a night of drinking and a break up, authorities said.

Louisiana man facing 1,000 child pornography charges; $1M bond set

Multiple law enforcement sources tell the 9News Investigators that a Livonia man was arrested following an investigation involving child pornography.

Judge will not allow witness statements that allege Max Gruver was a habitual drinker, smoker

A defense team introduced several witness statements that claimed Gruver was a heavy drinker and excessive marijuana user.

Jury selection remains uncertain in accused cop killer’s trial

Almost three weeks after jury selection began, the trial for the man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer is at a standstill following an order from the Louisiana Supreme Court.

  New Orleans police officer shot in Mid-City, suspect identified

An NOPD officer was shot on Tulane Avenue

  Hate crime, domestic terrorism charges could be on the way for man accused of burning black churches

The arrest is certainly helping that community rest a bit easier now, but many wonder if his charges really reflect the seriousness of the alleged crime.

  1 injured in shooting on Weller Ave.

Police responded to a shooting on Weller Avenue Thursday night.

  Former death row inmate calls for end of death penalty in Louisiana

On the steps of the Louisiana Capitol Building, the executive director of the ACLU in the state, Alanah Hebert, and a former death row inmate urged lawmakers to end the death penalty.

  BRPD responds to shooting on Clayton

The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a shooting Thursday evening in which one person was injured.

  La. Supreme Court halts murder trial of man accused of killing Shreveport officer after jury pool issue

The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a stay of all proceedings in Grover Cannon’s murder trial until they say otherwise.

CAUGHT: Woman accused of throwing beer bottle at daiquiri store employee because the bar was closing

The Baton Rouge Police Department says Parish Willis turns herself in to authorities Thursday afternoon.

  Two teens arrested in shooting death of 17-year-old

The Baton Rouge Police Department says a second suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of Mikeith Johnson, 17.

‘K’ for kidnapping: State Department flags 35 countries with new safety indicator

Travel advisories now bear a "K" indicating high-threat countries where US citizens are at greater risk of kidnapping and hostage-taking by criminal and terrorist actors around the world.

St. Amant woman arrested, charged with attempted murder

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman from St. Amant on attempted murder charges, among others.

  Diocese of Lake Charles list of credibly accused clergy

The Diocese of Lake Charles has released a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.